Rise & Shine: All the 2017 Colorado school board election news you can stand
What. A. Night!
Good morning! Or, for those of you who battled insomnia: Morning, have another cup of coffee.
Big changes appear to be in store for three of Colorado's largest school districts after yesterday's election. We have all the news below from Denver, Douglas County and Aurora below. (Our stories were updated through the evening and early morning, so worth a fresh look.)
There are also links to stories looking at school board races in Jefferson County, Englewood and El Paso County.
And it was a good night for two cash-strapped school districts — voters approved tax increases for Greeley and Colorado Springs school districts.
The election maybe over, but we'll have follow up stories throughout the balance of the week. So stay tuned! — Nic Garcia, deputy bureau chief
SPLIT TICKET Two school board candidates who agree with the direction of Denver Public Schools and two who want the district to change its trajectory were leading in a hard-fought election for control of the state’s largest school district. Chalkbeat
ANTI-VOUCHER CANDIDATES PREVAIL An aligned group of Douglas County school board candidates seeking to reverse many of the district’s most controversial policies — including a private-school voucher program — cruised to victory. Chalkbeat, Denver Post, ColoradoPolitics.com, 9News
LABOR DAY Four candidates backed by the local teachers union vying for a spot on the school board of Aurora Public Schools are leading in votes based on results posted Tuesday night. Chalkbeat
UNITED STAND Two Jefferson County school board incumbents facing opposition easily beat back challengers. Chalkbeat, Denver Post
ETC. Check out all the results in one place and relive some of the moments from last night on our election blog. Chalkbeat
SHAKEUP ON PUEBLO BOARD Preliminary election results indicate a retired chief district court judge who has been critical of the Pueblo school board, and a 24-year-old community leader and author are the newest members of the city’s board of education. Chieftain
RECOUNT The race for the final seat on the Academy School District 20 school board appeared headed for a mandatory recount with fewer than 2,000 votes countywide left to count late Tuesday. Gazette
MONEY MATTERS Voters approved local tax increases for a number of Colorado school district. That includes Greeley and Colorado Springs. Chalkbeat, Greeley Tribune, Gazette
DOUBLE DUTY Two of the leading candidates for the Englewood school board work in nearby school districts. Englewood Herald
TWO CENTS Taxpayers, not teachers, should bear the burden of making the state’s retirement system solvent, writes a retired teacher. Denver Post